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Within blocks of Capitol Hill, conflict flares between railroad, residents

(Source: McClatchy News Service, January 26, 2014)

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The interests of railroads and residents collided Saturday in packed public meeting blocks from the U.S. Capitol about the proposed reconstruction of a century old rail tunnel, what kinds of cargo might move through it and what impact that might have on a developing neighborhood.

CSX Transportation, which operates freight trains through a 4,000-foot tunnel under Washington's Capitol Hill neighborhood, defended its proposal to expand the tunnel to accommodate more freight traffic.

Full story: McClatchy DC

Monday, January 27, 2014

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